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momentarily. >> i blot a new -- brought a new box of tissues in yesterday. my voice is starting to come back too after the last couple of weeks. we're on the right track. all of us are on the right track for the next couple of days. your forecast on this thursday, we start with clouds. it's a little damp out there so you're feeling every bit of that 51 degrees. jacket for sure. but by lunch time i expect the sunshine mid- to late morning so we'll be looking at 63 at noon. a gorgeous lunch hour with light winds. it's going to feel even warmer than that as the highs get toward 70, if not the low 70s. we've seen the showers yesterday afternoon and last night. most of them have pulled off toward the beaches right now. however, down towards southern maryland, across parts of southern calvert, st. mary's, a few very light sprinkles. fog is a little bit of a problem in leesburg. manassas much better. warrenton down to three- quarters. other than that low clouds in spots and the coolness this morning with the high humidity. mid-40s north and west of town.
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manassas 48. la plata 49. annapolis, that is our warm spot right now at 54. we sit at 51. a beautiful afternoon. look at these highs. upper 60s. a couple of spots into the low 70s. it is thursday this morning at 6:00 a.m. monika santami, you're getting busier and busier. not good news. not to say it hasn't been like this for a while, especially for commuters on the north side of town. i don't remember it being this bad so early on on the outer loop of the beltway, but it is this morning. in fact, it was just a minor accident. it just took a while for the tow truck to get there on the outer loop before georgia avenue. this is what it left for you trying to get through that area in silver spring. let's take a live look near this on the outer loop at university boulevard. you can see traffic still very, very heavy and slow. it's going to be basically now leaving 95 interchange heading toward the accident before georgia avenue which has now been cleared actually to the right shoulder. a tow truck did arrive on the scene. we'll take you back over to the maps and this time heading west. first of all the accident
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cleanup continues in bristow. this is northbound route 28 near route 234. slow traffic in centreville. slow traffic on 95 leaving dale city to the occoquan. then pretty solid from newington to springfield and we'll go outside live right now on the inbound side of i-66. it's also fog that's going to be a factor as you head through fairfax to the beltway. coming up in my next report, another look around the area at 6:12. >> thank you, monika. this is a big day for nasa and the smithsonian museum. the shuttle discovery will officially be handed over to the smithsonian's udvar-hazy center. >> the ceremony is set to get underway at 11:00 this morning. delia goncalves is live at the museum where some things are already getting under way. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. it is pretty busy so far. crews are kind of getting ready and laying out their cable and the tow truck is on its way here. the discovery has been successfully demated from the 747 that brought it in into the
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washington area on tuesday. now crews are getting ready to tow the enterprise out of its hangar. that happens in just about an hour. the massive crowds gathered here at the museum and around the whole region to watch the discovery piggyback flight into the area tuesday. it took two whole days to remove the shuttle from that plane and now discovery is at dulles airport waiting to be moved into its new home. >> on every kind of mission that the shuttle was designed to fly so it does embody the space shuttle era of human space flight. we see discovery as being not just a remembrance of the past era but also an inspiration for the future. it's the end of one era but it's the beginning of another era. >> reporter: take a look at that young boy in his spacesuit. certainly it was an exciting day on tuesday and it will prove to be another thrilling
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day here when folks will be able to see enterprise and discovery nose to nose together at that ceremony that happens at 11:00. when discovery is eventually displayed in the museum, it will be displayed as if it just handed from -- just landed from space. even though everything is still intact inside, specifically the living quarters, the discovery's doors will remain shut for the public because they want to preserve the shuttle for decades and generations to come. but there will be a virtual tour available. coming up at 6:30, an exclusive interview with the captain and crew of that 747 that really gave us a thrill on tuesday. i'm sure you were excited to see it as well. >> we certainly were, delia. it will be good to hear from the pilots again, too. here's a quick recap of today's shuttle discovery transfer ceremony. the museum parking lot opens up at 8:00 and expect it to fill up quickly. the ceremony is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m.
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then from noon until 4:00, both discovery and the shuttle enterprise will be on display. they'll be nose to nose at 4:30 discovery begins moving into its hangar while enterprise will be prepped for departure to new york city and its new home the intrepid museum. condolences and fond memories are pouring in for those of us who grew up watching dick clark. the 82-year-old entertainment mogul died yesterday of a massive heart attack. for more than four decades clark introduced some of music's biggest acts, hippest dance moves and the latest hairstyles to american teenagers and their families on american bandstand. that was one of the game shows he was actually hosting after that, too. the move was just the beginning of his empire. as you see there game shows, the blooper show dewith ed mcmahon, sweepstakes, he was part of ta. he obviously helped the ball drop in new york city on new year's eve for 40 years. his company dick clark productions created the golden globes, the daytime emmy awards and the academy of country music awards. the virginia state senate
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has approved a new two-year $85 billion budget. this came one day after democrats rejected the plan because it doesn't fund the extension to loudoun county. but it passed yesterday and ironically it was a democrat who helped get the budget approved. funding for the second phase of metro's silver line extension to dulles airport remains up in the year. the price tag has loudoun county threatening to pull completely out of the project. county leaders are worried about having to cover their portion of the project while state leaders want the metropolitan washington authority airports authority to rethink its ruling that union workers must be used to build the line. a burglary at the d.c. auditor's office is under investigation now. we'll get to that in just a moment. jessica is here at 6:06. are we doing money or burglary? let's do money.
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6:06. >> let's get to money. >> your money report. >> it's stolen in another way. >> that's a separate issue entirely. right now we're talking resell value in car shopping. here's some of the cars that are top when it comes to retaining their value. car research edmonds.com is out with its 2012 winners. the top mainstream brand was hon today. the average honda retained 47.9% of its value after five years. the top premium brand acura holding on to 44.6% of resale. overall ford had five mondays make the resell list for tops followed by honda with four. that car you really, really want to buy, it may be getting harder to find on dealer lots. the u.s. auto industry is facing two serious problems that could limit the number of new vehicles in showrooms later this year. the most immediate problem is a shortage of a plastic resin used to make fuel lines and
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other parts. if sales of cars and trucks continue to grow, the industry could run short of parts later this year because there simply aren't enough factories to make them. the parts industry sha this rank during the recession and has not grown enough to help rising sales. starting sunday, items are being marked down at best buy across the country. these are the stores that have been slated to close. a couple are in our area in maryland the store at inner harbor, baltimore. in virginia the one at landmark mall in alexandria and cosner's corner in fredericksburg. don't expect huge sales on the best stuff at best buy starting sunday, but you're going to find deals like 20% off batteries, that kind of thing. so if you head to a store, you might want to stock up on some of the supplies. >> the not so sassy things. >> exactly. >> the needs. >> the big stuff, tvs, will be sent to other stores.
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>> thanks, jess. cool schools just about eight minutes away. will they be national champs or even the best in the world? see what spring brook high school students are doing which could get them global recognition and help mandz kind at the same time -- man kind at the same time. howard says it's going to be warmer today but can we expect more rain? we're back in two minutes with your weather first.
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here's a look at some things making news at 6:12. rocker ted nugent is expected to meet with see vet service agents today. they plan to question him about some inflammatory comments he made about president obama at an nra convention. nugent said if president obama gets reelected, he would either be dead or in jail by this time next year meaning nugent. the judge in the trayvon murder case has recused herself. george zimmerman's defense team asked jessica recksiedler be removed after her tie -- her husband has some ties to cnn as a legal analyst. george zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of that teenager. pat summit, a basketball coach of tennessee is stepping down. she has early onset dementia. holy warlick has been named the new head coach.
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she had 1,098 wins and eight national titles. >> the most of any coach, men or women. she was an amazing force. >> the accolades that are pouring in for her career tremendous as well. >> prayers for her and her family. weather wise we have a tremendous afternoon ahead after we get a lousy morning out of the way. we're done with the rain and it was great to have some rain. didn't have enough. >> had some to help the pollen. >> three tenths here and there. cleaned out the air, softened the ground up a little bit and hopefully we'll get a decent at of rain this weekend. that may interfere with your plans but we really need the rain badly at this point. here's a look at our bus stop forecast with temperatures this morning running in the mid-40s in the cool spots like the then dough ya -- like the shenandoah valley to the mid-50s along the bay. very isolated forg. our day -- isolated fog. our day planner looks good as we get over the next few hours. mostly cloudy at 9:00, 56. a good deal of sun for the rest of the day. temperatures climbing into the upper 60s, even 70.
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low 70s in a few spots with light winds. going out to the park tonight to see the first place nationals, 7:05, we've got temps in the mid-60s falling to the low 60s. skies should be generally clear out there with light southeasterly wins. i think you're in that sweat shirt, jacket or wind breaker should be enough. the rain from last night and yesterday pulling away quickly. in southern maryland, i don't know how well you were seeing this, a few light sprinkles from st. leonard toward lusby going over to the eastern shore and mechanicsville in st. mary's county. that's it. that's all that's left sprinkle wise. the fog from leesburg to warrenton, less than a mile there. the other visibilities are pretty good. down toward harrisonburg, half- mile being reported from them. your temperatures, the windchills anyway in the 40s and 50s but with winds light, these are pretty close to the actual air temps. look at that. there's the back edge of the clouds. we're seeing them break up now as we look at the capital this morning. 51 degrees. feeling like 51 with calm winds
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and a rising barometer. we're in good shape today, tonight, tomorrow. by the weekend when we get a front to come our way, that will increase rain chances once again. becoming partly to mostly sunny, nice, about 70, if not low 70s. light southeast winds. 40s and 50s again tonight. 75 tomorrow. so a warmer day. showers and storms saturday. could be here before the noon hour. then sunday showers if not a cold rain or cool rain with highs around 60. lingers showers monday, 58. the cool pattern should be around tuesday and wednesday. monika santami has been extremely busy this morning. not good news for drivers. no, it's been very tough for drivers actually. you're not used to this early in the morning on the outer loop of the beltway just before georgia avenue, an early morning accident set the tone for a pretty tough, slow rush hour. it was not a major accident but it just took a while to clear it out of the road. in the meantime, you're going about 10 miles an hour leaving new hampshire avenue heading westbound on the beltway with the lanes now open. we'll take a live look there on the outer loop at new hampshire
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avenue so you can just gauge what it looks like. again this is on the outer loop heading westbound on the beltway toward georgia avenue and again all lanes are open. if you're heading out the door right now hopefully that should get a tiny bit better for you for this morning's rush hour. 270 southbound, it's pretty much the same story. it's just been very, very slow and heavy leaving frederick down toward urbana. i'm just getting word of a disabled vehicle in the roadway there. authorities do know about it. once you're beyond that it's going to be slow again through rockville. a last live look on the beltway. american legion bridge. it's going to be the fog that's also a factor on the west side this morning. coming up at 6:25, another look this time in virginia. back to you, mike. >> thanks a lot, monika. a cross-country trip of sorts in this week's cool schools. we'll start in silver spring. this class is now competing for a national title. the video game that they've created could also help man kind in the future.
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>> reporter: imagine you could bring relief to victims of a natural disaster by creating a video game. inspired by last year's massive earthquake in japan, these four students from spring brook high created electra hope. the goal? avoid debris in the rushing river, keep the water wheels spinning, generate electricity, and send it to a desperate village. >> yes, it can actually bring attention to social causes that other people might have forgotten about or might not know about. >> reporter: that's what the microsoft program is b. they wrote it in c sharp language, submitted it on youtube and hoped for the best. >> it said congratulations, you made it to the u.s.a. finals. i couldn't believe it at first. >> reporter: to win the national competition, they'll be judged on a 30 pin
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presentation of their game at microsoft headquarters in washington. ronnie ortiz will be doing the speaking. >> i want them to remember digital infinity, to remember our name. you remember the digital infinity? yeah, they're doing pretty good. >> reporter: they are good and developing a social conscious and a marketable skill at the same time. now i've seen i've created games for world market and people around the world can see and play it. it's kind -- [indiscernible] >> reporter: sounds pretty darn cool to me. >> they are the only high school team competing in the competition. they're competing against college and graduate students and are leaving for washington state tomorrow. if you have a cool school, e- mail me. they're leaving for washington state tomorrow and if they win in the national finals, they can go on to the international competition which is in australia. now, in addition to their competition, there is something we can do here in our area to
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help them out. there's something called the peoples choice award. it's a separate award in the competition itself. can we come back on camera please. that's where the public can vote for them as well. there are ways to do it. you can go on facebook, twitter or you can text. i'm going to put all the addresses so you can help them win and be part of the international competition. they're learning in the same languages that professional programmers do. so they have their own apps. they're making money while still in high school. they're doing great stuff. >> they're already there. >> yes. >> very good. send information about a cool school at mmydeck.com. when did the phrase high five first get listed in the dictionary? was it a, 1962, b, 1976, or c, 1980. >> one of our regular facebook friends terry wrote, i don't have a clue what year, but here's a high five to wusa for
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all that you do. thanks, terry. >> we appreciate you getting up and staying with us. log on to the wusa9.com face book fan page. leave your response. a high five right back at terry.
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are made with sweet cherries and the crisp, clean taste of our cranberries. i cannot tell a lie. 'tis tasty. okay, george washington, did you take my truck out last night?
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'tis tasty. welcome back. 6:23. your weather first. cloudy in many areas, even a couple of sprinkles leftover in southern maryland. sun returns in full force later this afternoon. a fantastic afternoon with light southeast winds. highs approaching 70. taking a look at this morning's sports headlines, the capitals hosting the bruins in the playoffs at 7:30 tonight. >> d.c. trails boston 2-1 in the series and the caps will be without nicklas backstrom tonight.
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he was suspended for one game for a cross check following monday night's game. he just returned after missing half the season with a concussion. if you haven't been to a game yet, grab some tickets. the nationals have the most wins in major league baseball. they reached ten wins this season, the first team. d.c. topping the astros 3-2. they go for the four-game sweep tonight. the wizards were at host last night hosting the bucs. crawford dropped 32 points for d.c. wizards took this one 121- 112. the team has won four of its last six games. d.c. visits miami saturday. the pastor of a prince george's county-based megachurch gets fired and it's setting off a wave of emotion from parishioners. newly released pictures of u.s. soldiers posing with the bodies of dead insur gents is once again raising debate of wartime actions of our military.
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6:24. here's monika with an update 12k3w4r-6 6 is fine right now-- >> 66 is fine right now but northbound i-95 near dale city, a disabled tractor-trailer is actually blocking all the through lanes. i'll have details on that coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now. we'll be back.
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welcome back. it is 6:28. this is the place you can always get your weather first.
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here is a live look at the white house. good morning, mr. president and the first family. we're happy you're starting your thursday with us. good morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. meteorologist howard bernstein live on the weather terrace this morning. eats see what he's -- let's see what he's wearing. >> a little bit damp. lots of breaks in the cloud cover. partly sunny already. we're going to see a lot of sunshine later today and a beautiful afternoon. here's your day planner. other than the coolness this morning, in spots in the 40s, we've got clouds breaking up. we'll be mostly sunny here in the next few hours and stay that way all afternoon. highs around 70, if not into the low 70s. winds go northeast to southeast at 5 miles an hour. you can see the showers we had yesterday and late last night pulling east of us and still some cloudiness and a little bit of fog here and there this morning. those visibilities are down to a quarter mile in warrenton. that's about the worst of it. a mile and a quarter leesburg so we're seeing improvement
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there and a mile and a half over at andrews and bwi. temps mid-40s to low 50s. i think you'll need a jacket or sweat shirt if you'll be out for a while. a gorgeous afternoon with high temperatures up around that 70- degree mark and light winds. it's going to feel fantastic. i'll be back in a few minutes and look toward the weekend with more rain chances headed our way. right now inside to monika with time saver traffic. good news and bad news. got news is early morning accident in silver spring before georgia avenue was cleared a while ago. here's the bad news. look at this. on the outer loop. you had that going on since about the 5:00 hour on the outer loop. very slow and heavy leaving the 95 interchange heading for silver spring with the accident now gone. we'll take you over to the northbound side of i-95 in virginia. wait till you hear n. i just got off the phone with virginia state police. northbound 95 in dale city, disabled tractor-trailer. let's take a live look. what happened was he ran out of gas but they cannot explain why he is blocking all the through lanes. he ran out of gas and came
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across the through lanes and they're blocked right now waiting on some gas. once they fill it up, he'll be able to get out of there. cannot explain why he did that just be aware it's the hov lanes that are open. threw lanes are not. northbound 395 at duke street, very slow and heavy as you head for seminary road. all lanes are open here. we'll go back over to the maps on the inbound side of i-66. that's incident free. just slow into centreville. toll road looks great this morning. in my next report we'll update you on the disabled tractor- trailer at 6:45. >> thank you, monika. 6:31. america is remembering the legacy of dick clark. at some point in our lives, i was there for the bandstand in philly. over the last 40 years we all enjoyed a dick clark show. >> i was one of the people on camera when it started in philadelphia and heard amazing stories about dick clark. a lot of us have. charlie rose joins us live with a preview. he's interviewed just about everybody. charlie, do you know or you have interviewed dick clark
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over the years? >> i have, not for a long interview but irinterviewed -- but i interviewed him and saw him at big events. this is someone that had an impact on us and we're remembering him this morning. maries on monday got her start -- maries on monday go -- os monday got her start on american bndzstand. you'll see the best moment from clark's career and how he earned the nickname america's oldest teenager. all of that coming up when we see you at 7:00. >> all right. thank you, charlie. we'll be looking forward to that. at 11:00 this morning, nasa will officially hand over the shuttle discovery to the smithsonian's udvar-hazy center. >> discovery will be brought to the tarmac outside the museum hangar at dulles airport where it will be on display right alongside nose to nose with the prototype shuttle the enterprise. the space shuttle enterprise. delia goncalves live in chantilly right by udvar-hazy with a preview of the great events there this morning. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning.
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it's going to be pretty exciting. you can see now that it's daylight, you can see all the activity and you can see the monitors that have been set up for the crowds that are expected to fill this lawn. it says welcome discovery. now, a lot of the action is going to start in just a half an hour from now. that's when enterprise, the prototype, will be towed from its hiding place inside the hangar here. you can already see some cranes kind of reaching towards the door of the hangar. the enterprise will be pulled out and then at 10:30 discovery will be towed from dulles and as you said, they'll be nose to nose for today's ceremony. it took two days to remove discovery from the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft that ferried her into the washington region tuesday. we spoke exclusively to the four pilots and the two flight engineers from that flight. >> i think there was one point in the flight where i was looking down at the lincoln memorial, at the washington monument and we were soon to coup on the white house and i
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thought oh, my gosh, i need to get my camera out but i couldn't because i was so busy flying but that was truly an awesome sight to see. >> i was trying to fly the path correct and be at the right altitudes and air speeds. i had a little bit of time to enjoy the scenery but not a lot. >> i had a chance to go downstairs and look and see the crowds at different locations on top of skyscrapers, the mall. it was pretty special. >> i'll be honest with you. as we taxied in, it choked me up. i didn't expect to feel that emotional about it as it taxied in but it really got to me, kind of hit home that this is it. >> reporter: they were a part of history as we all were as we saw that incredible flight into washington. let's take a look at some bullet points, a rundown of today's event. the museum parking lot will open at 8:00 this morning. the ceremony begins at 11:00. we're told between noon and 4:00 discovery and enterprise will be out on display in front of the tarmac here.
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so folks can see. and then beginning at 4:30, crews will begin the very careful and slow process of moving the discovery into its hangar, its final home. folks can view the discovery inside its new home as soon as tomorrow. it's going to be a very busy weekend for folks here at the museum. the enterprise will eventually head to a museum in new york on monday. back to you. >> log on to our website wusa9.com. you can see our photo gallery from discovery's arrival here in washington. if you're going out to see discovery in person today, post your photos to our facebook page. we'd love to see them and share them with everyone else. the secret service says three of the agents involved in last week's prostitution scandal will no longer be working for the agency. a supervisor is going to be fired. a second agent has retired. and a third agent with no leadership role has resigned. eight of the other agents are on administrative leave now.
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the men allegedly paid women to go back to their hotel rooms in colombia before president obama had arrived for the summit of the americas there. top u.s. officials are strongly condemning published photos that appear to show american soldiers posting with the bodies of insurgents in afghanistan. an 82nd airborne division soldier says the pictures were taken in 2010. secretary of defense leon panetta had asked "the los angeles times" not to print the images. >> neither do i want these images to bring further injury to our people or to our relationship with the afghan people. >> the obama administration is already dealing with a series of recent incidents which have strained relations with afghanistan, including last month's shooting rampage by an army sergeant which killed 17 afghans. 6:36. jessica is here with another your money report now. we're talking about gas prices.
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at least they're going in the right direction. >> believe it or not, they are coming down a little bit. a timey bit. in the washington area aaa says they're averaging $4.01 a gallon for regular this morning. that's down about 3 cents from a week ago and more relief could be on the way. "the wall street journal" reports the gasoline futures prices are sliding on world markets. that means prices at the pump could be headed even lower now. so far futures are down 6.3% from their high this year that was struck on march 26. yesterday alone they tumbled 1%. keep it going. "the wall street journal" tightened regulations or rather the white house, rather, tightened regulations on the oil and gas industry yesterday. the administration is requiring drillers to capture emission of certain air pollutants from new wells but the new requirements are being delayed. they won't fully kick in till 2015, a nod to industry concerns that the rules are being enacted too quickly for companies to comply. eight going to cost you more to get a-- it's going to
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cost you more to get away on some airlines. united, american and others announced hikes for tickets bought seven days or fewer before you travel. not everybody is joining in. southwest, jet blue, u.s. airways and alaska all are saying they are not matching this hike, at least not yet. prices way up so far this year. >> i wonder if that's sort of a hint and it sort of causes a buying frenzy. it could almost be a marketing ploy, too. >> it's really true. we've had a lot of attempts at price hikes this year. i'm thinking back. i think we had around six attempts at price hikes and only about three of them have stuck so far. there is a little bit after frenzy and scare factor in the market every time this happens. time to look at the question of the day once again. the term "high five" is in the oxford english dictionary as
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both a noun and a verb. when do you think that phrase first got listed there? was it a, 1962, b, 1976, or c, 1980. >> diane williams wrote, i know athletes were touching hands at least back in the 1970's during substitution. so i'm guessing 1976. >> the answer is actually 1980. >> and today is national high five day. a group of friends at uva started the holiday in 2002. >> you can sign up for national high five project.org and have friends sponsor you when it comes to doing high fives today. all the money raise goes to cancer research. pretty nice. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] what if you have potatoes?
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hour set the tone for a pretty nasty rush hour. on the outer loop of the beltway, you've got delays beginning at the 95 interchange heading all the way over to georgia avenue. that's affecting southbound 95 as well. let me take a look now at the beltway at georgia avenue real quick. on the outer loop. you have delays again beginning in college park. we'll go to our mdot camera as you travel over to georgia avenue. watch out for that. if you're planning to head over here, again the lanes are open. back over to the maps, this time on the northbound side of 95. about ten minutes ago i told but a disabled tractor-trailer just near dale city. it ran out of gas. let's take a look and see if they were able to get some help. if you're planning to head on the northbound side of 95, it looks like help has arrived and they're beginning to open those through lanes and a quick look live northbound 95 in springfield, this is doing fine up to 395. more on area roads once again at 6:58. back to you guys. let's get your weather this morning. we're talking about the rain we had yesterday. it wasn't a lot. tenth of an inch to third of an inch. we still have deficits.
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these are the white numbers, almost five inches. the actual rain total 6 inches give or take, almost 7 here up in baltimore. we should be looking at 10 or 11 inks for the year so -- inches for the year so far. we'll get a little more rain as we head into the weekend. keep our fingers crossed we can make a dent on this early dry spring we've been having. cloudy skies starting to break up in spots. patchy fog as well. 45 to 55. sunrise occurred at 6:25. it will set at about 7:45 this evening. we're looking at a really nice day. still partly to mostly cloudy at 8:00. midmorning we should be mostly sunny and stay that way all day. noon 63. this afternoon 4:00 69. some areas into the low 70s with light southeast winds 5 miles an hour or less. it should be a near perfect afternoon to get out and enjoy. with the rain yesterday, even the pollen levels have come down just a little bit. here are the showers from yesterday and last night pulling away. although in southern maryland got a couple of just lingering,
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very light sprinkles here. even southern calvert county, back north of leonardtown in st. mary's going east across the bay. that's t. you guys down south give it a little while. maybe another hour but you're going to have a good day down there, too. fog in warrenton reporting zero visibility. three-quarters culpeper. a mile and a quarter in stafford. with temps in the 40s to low 50s. 52 at national. lots of areas now in the 40s like reston at 46 and fort belvoir and columbia at 48. as we look outside on our michael & son weather camera, sunshine hitting the capitol dome. there are some clouds off to the east. a temperature of 52 with partly to mostly sunny at the moment. still dealing with a few clouds here for the next few hours but a much nicer day ahead than yesterday. as we approach 70 for the low, if not the low 70s. tonight down in the 40s and 50s. 75 tomorrow. some upper 70s here and there. showers and storms on saturday. some could be here even before
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the noon hour, 74. cooler on sunday with showers, if not a steadier rain 60 and still cool early next week. jessica? >> thank you, howard. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you deep discounts and here are some of my favorites. target's daily deal is $199.99 for a black faux leather recliner with two cup holders. you're getting it for $80 off plus free shipping. is your car green with pollen right now? living social has a deal with parkclean. $64 for an exterior and interior cleaning. that's 60% off. parkclean is a green company. they only use a quarter of a gallon of water to get the ride to sparkle. mother's day is around the corner. pro flowers.com is giving you 20% off on orders of $39 or more. no coupon code needed to make mom smile.
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if you've seen an offer or you're a merchant with a deal for our viewers, let me know on facebook. the festival is still growing strong with the cherry blossoms and you can enjoy free live music performances at the jefferson memorial. >> we'll be giving you a taste of that in a little while but right now we're joined by danielle with the national cherry blossom festival to give us a preview. a little later we'll here from a vocalist and guitarist but first, danielle is going to tell us about the festival itself and the jazz portion. >> this is a lot longer this year than in previous years. >> it is. we are having a five-week centennial celebration in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the gift of trees so we're so excited to be able to have this amazing celebration to honor such a historical anniversary. >> and jazz to honor this historical anniversary.
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how many other acts do you have? >> we're resurrecting a classic festival stage we used to have a few years ago but this time we're bringing it back with a jazz theme. jazz at the jefferson starts today for the next four days. you'll be able to see people like sad wilson, amazing performers. the best thing to do is visit national cherry blossom festival.org for the full schedule. >> the three crow is going to perform -- the trio is going to perform sunday at 1:15. here's a sample of what you're about to hear. ♪in time brown turns to green ♪ [ singing in foreign
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language ] ♪yes, start to heal again
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6:54. 52 now, clouds breaking up. still a touch of fog in spots. lunch time temps low to mid- 60s. highs around 07 with sunshine, -- 70 with sunshine, light wind. here are some of the things you should know before you go this morning. division legend dick clark died of a heart attack yesterday. the 82-year-old introduced america to some of the biggest music acts as host of american bandstand and starting in the 1970's he helped to usher in new year's eve in times square. researchers have discovered new breast cancer genes. scientists analyzed the dafn of 2,000 -- d.n.a. of 2,000 tumors. they found a subset of common genes. the discovery could help
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predict which tumors will respond to treatment and which ones are more likely to spread to other parts of the body. at 11:00 this morning the shuttle discovery will start its trip over to the smithsonian's udvar-hazy center. from noon to 4:00 discovery an the shuttle enterprise will be on display nose to nose outside. at 4:30 discovery begins moving into the hangar where enterprise was. the enterprise is headed up to new york city for the intrepid museum. >> 9news now will be bringing you complete coverage of the shunt discovery ceremony coming up -- shuttle discovery ceremony coming up on 9news at noon. we're back in three minutes with a last check of weather and area road conditions.
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we're in for a beautiful afternoon. a great day today. tomorrow looks nice, mid-70s with showers and storms saturday and then cooler showers or maybe a soaking rain with some luck on sunday.
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cooler to start next week. monika? the worst of it was definitely on the outer loop. early morning accident set the tone for a nasty rush hour on the outer loop slow. college park past new hampshire into silver spring. next camera, foghorn, please. wow. northbound 395 you can barely see your hand in front of you. as for wall street we're looking higher this morning after yesterday's pullback. cbs this morning is next. they're remembering dick clark. howard and i will be back in just 25 minutes with a live update on traffic and weather. get your news updates, traffic and weather as always wusa9.com. we will see you right here tomorrow morning starting at 4:25. it is friday indeed. have a great thursday. we'll see you tomorrow. take care, everybody. bye.

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